Geoffrey Cox, MP for Torridge and West Devon, is backing a national campaign calling for the Chancellor to cut VAT on tourism from 20% to 5%, which would result in a £5.3m boost to the local economy.
With affordable property prices and a region that is proving increasingly popular with tourists, Westward Ho! in Devon is fast establishing itself as the destination of choice for holiday home owners.
Tourism businesses in Devon are to be offered additional support following the extreme weather, after weeks of Government lobbying by leaders of Devon and Cornwall.
Getting savvy with social media, building networks and shouting loudly and proudly about South Devon were all on the agenda at Teignbridge’s third Talking Tourism Conference.
Benjamin Mee the owner of Dartmoor Zoo and author of We Bought A Zoo, will be the keynote speaker for Teignbridge’s third Talking Tourism Conference.